I have been posting for a little while then kind of disappeared. Stupid personal shit! My name is Wendy and Im pretty new to powerlifting but I fucking love it! I started training for my first meet in August (immediately after finishing a fitness competition.) and lifted November in the APF Texas State meet. Im in the 132 class and I squatted 281.5lb, deadlifted 308lb and scratched on all of my benches (LONG story).
I only lift raw (im not SO badass like Deja, I do use a belt). Anyways, I am a personal trainer and I own my own boot camp business. I train 99% of my clients the same way I do, heavy as shit.(all females!) I have a complex about gaining muscle, so I have a very odd rep/set scheme that I dont recommend anyone follows. I gain muscle by walking past a weight heavier than my max. But I do know how to get stronger without piling it on. Its stupid because my goal is to squat 315 (i have already pulled it, just not at my meet) and I know I will have to put on a little more but as little as possible.
I do research upon research to maximize weight from form on squats and deadlifts and would love to help anyone if they need it. My bench, the most I have done is 135, not bad, but I would like to get to 150. I love reading all of your journals and I am going to try to post mine when I can.